International Embassies of Countries with Working Holiday Visa Agreement with South Korea

South Korea has a Working Holiday Agreements with Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Czech Republic, Japan, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Ireland, Sweden, Taiwan and The United States. Applicants must be between the ages of 18 to 25 (or 30 for some countries). Please check all other requirements for each of the nationalities to apply for a working holiday visa in South Korea, since each might be different.

In general, the working holiday visa is awarded to those who would be mainly traveling in South Korea, with the option to get a temporary job when they are low on their traveling funds. Foreigners holding the Working Holiday Visa issued by South Korea and who also qualified to teach a foreign language (like English), please make sure to check if your H1 visa would allow you to teach. Most of the jobs available to people with the working holiday visa would be in the service line and the F&B industry.

List of Embassies (For Countries with Working Holiday Visa Agreement with Korea)
CountryLocationOperating HoursContact Details
USAU.S. Embassy in Seoul, Korea (Republic)
32 Sejongno, Jongno-gu
Seoul 110-710
Republic of Korea
Monday to Friday:
08:30-16:00
Phone: +82-2-397-4114 (International)02-397-4114
(Domestic)Email:
seoulinfoacs@state.gov
Canada
The Embassy of Canada to the Republic of Korea
16-1 Jeong-dong, Jung-gu
Seoul 100-120
Republic of Korea
Monday to Friday:
08:00-11:45
12:45-16:30
Phone: +82-2-3783-6000(International)
02-3783-6000
(Domestic)Email:seoul@international.gc.ca
Denmark  Embassy of Denmark
Namsong Building, 5th floor
260-199 Itaewon-dong
Yongsan-gu, Seoul 140-200
Republic of Korea
Monday to Friday 09:30-17:00 Phone: +82 2 795 4187
(International)
02-795-4187
(Domestic)Email:
selamb@um.dk 
IrelandEmbassy of Ireland 
Leema Bldg. 13F
42, Jongro 1-gil, Jongno-gu
Seoul 110-755
Republic of Korea
Public Opening Hours
Monday to Friday:
09:30-12:00
13:30-16:30Visa Opening Hours
Monday & Wednesday ONLY
10:00-12:00
Phone: +82-2-774-6455
(International)
02-774-6455
(Domestic)
Email:
seoulembassy@dfa.ie
AustraliaAustralian Embassy
19th floor, Kyobo Building,
1 Jongro 1-ga, Jongro-gu, Seoul 110-714
Republic of Korea
Immigration : Counter 
Monday to Friday
09:00-12:00 Consular : Counter
Monday to Friday 
09:00-12:30 
13:30-16:30 (appointment is required for passport interview)
Main: +82-2-2003-0100
(International)
02-2003-0100
(Domestic)


Immigration

(including for visa and citizenship): +82-2-2003-0111
(International)
02-2003-0111
(Domestic)
Monday to Friday
09:00-12:00 only Email: Visa, Immigration and Citizenship Inquiry :  seoul-visa@dfat.gov.au Consular Inquiry : seoul-consular@dfat.gov.au 
New ZealandNew Zealand Embassy
8F Jeong Dong Building (West Tower)
Jeong-dong, Jung-gu,
Seoul 100-784
Republic of Korea
Monday to Friday:
09:00-17:00
(Lunch: 12:30-13:30)
Phone: +82-2-3701-7700
(International)
02-3701-7700
(Domestic)
Email: nzembsel@kornet.net
France
 30 Hap-dong, Seodaemun-gu – Seoul 120-030
Republic of Korea
Monday to Friday:
09:00-12:30 
Phone: +82-2-3149-4300
(International)
02-3149-4300
(Domestic)
GermanyGermany Embassy in Seoul, Korea 32, Jangmun-ro, Yongsan-gu
Seoul 140-816

Republic of Korea
Monday to Thursday:
08:00-12:30
13:15-17:00
Friday:
08:00-12:00
12:30-15:30
Visa, Passport
Monday to Thursday:
09:00-12:00
Friday
08:30-11:30
Phone: +82-2-748-4114
(International)
02-748-4114
(Domestic)Email:
info@seoul.diplo.de
Czech RepublicEmbassy of the Czech Republic1-121 Sinmunno 2-ga
Jongno-gu
Seoul 110-062
Republic of Korea
 Phone: +82-2-725-6765
(International)
02-725-6765
(Domestic)Email:
seoul@embassy.mzv.cz
JapanJapan Embassy in Korea
22, Yulgok-ro 2-gil(18-11, Junghak-Dong), Jongno-gu, Seoul 110-150Japan Consulate in Korea
7F, Ima Building
Jongro-gu, Jongro 1-gil 42 (Susong-dong 146-1)
Seoul 110-755Republic of Korea
Consulate Opening HoursVisa Matters:Personal Application:
09:30-11: 30, 13:30-16:00Application via Tour Agent:
09:30-11:30Issuing Hours:
09:30-11:30

13:30-17:00Interview | Consultation:
09:30-11:30,
13:30-17:00

For Japanese Nationals:
09:30-12:00,
13:30-17:00

 

Japan Embassy in Korea
Phone: +82-2-2170-5200
(International)
02-2170-5200
(Domestic)Email:
info@so.mofa.go.jp
Japan Consulate in Korea
Phone: +82-2-739-7400
(International)
02-2170-5200
(Domestic)Email:
(Visa) visa@so.mofa.go.jp
(Japanese Nationals)     ryojisodan.seoul@so.mofa.go.jp
TaiwanTaipei Mission in Korea
6F, Gwang Hwa Bldg, 211, Sejong-Ro,
Jongro-ku, Seoul 110-730
Republic of Korea
Monday to Friday:
09:00-12:00
13:00-16:00
Phone: +82-2-399-2780
(International)
02-399-2780
(Domestic)Email:
kor@mofa.gov.tw
SwedenEmbassy of Sweden
Danam Building, 8th Fl.
120 Namdaemunro 5-Ga, Jung-Gu
Seoul 100-704
Republic of Korea
Office Hours:
Monday-Friday
09:00-17:00Opening Hours for Consular Affairs:
Monday-Friday 
09:00-11:30
Phone: +82-2-3703-3700
(International)
02-3703-3700
(Domestic)E-mail: 
embassy@
swedemb.or.kr


sydkorea@
business-sweden.se

NOTE: To date, there isn’t an embassy for Hong Kong in Korea.

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